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9 November 2009

Stories from 9 November 2009

Video: The world commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall

Today is the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a complex security structure that once divided East and West Berlin in Germany. Today we are showcasing some...

Colombia: Preserving Afro-Colombian Culture in San Basilio de Palenque

The descendants of escaped African slaves, who are now living in the village of San Basilio de Palenque in northern Colombia are working to preserve their cultural heritage through their...

Russia: Bloggers Discuss 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

RuNet Echo

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall just a handful of Russian bloggers mention what some call "the most important event in the history of the 20th century."...

India: Barring Foreign Journalists

Pakistan: Shanaakht Festival

India: Sharing Expenses And Gender Equality

China: Teachers’ strike

China: Protest against government “hook” by chopping little finger off

Featured Author: Maryna Reshetnyak

As Global Voices Russian Language Health Editor, Maryna Reshetnyak spends most of her time covering the Kiev-based Rising Voices grantee project, The Drop-In Center. She also blogs on Global Voices...

China and Hong Kong: Is Dialogue Possible?

Ukraine: Internet Offers Swine Flu Common Sense

Inconsistency in health officials’ reports about the flu epidemic in Ukraine has led to rumors and gossip. The Internet has served as a medium for unbiased information about the epidemic,...

Nigeria: Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa

Kenya: Mwai Kibaki and Odinga must co-operate with ICC

Angola: The high cost of living in Luanda

The high cost of living in the country is paradoxical: Angola's high development indicators are not reflected in the finances of the majority of Angola's citizens and do not translate...

Uganda & Kenya: In Search of e-Governance

The Future of ICT for DevelopmentTechnology for Transparency Network

Good governance has been linked to gains in economic and human development. Governments have begun using technologies to offer more citizen services, expand transparency and make information more accessible. We...

Southern Madagascar Hit Hard by Severe Drought and Toxic Spill

While the political direction of Madagascar remains mired in total uncertainty since the coup d'etat in March, in Addis Ababa, the international community is again trying to mediate an agreement...

Cameroon: Bloggers discuss Paul Biya's 27 years in power

On 6th November 2009, President Paul Biya of the West African state of Cameroon celebrated his 27th anniversary in power by writing a letter to his citizens. The letter was...

Russia: Officer Exposes Police Corruption Using the Web

RuNet EchoTechnology for Transparency Network

On November 6, a police officer at the Department of Internal Affairs in Novorossiysk used his personal Web site to address Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and talk about numerous...

Egypt: Swine Flu Update

Saudi Arabia: The Houthis, Iran and Saudi Arabia

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